75 Reasons to Live: Lisa Sutcliffe on Penelope Umbrico’s 5,377,183 Suns from Flickr (Partial) 4/28/09
Lisa Sutcliffe, assistant curator of photography at SFMOMA, speaks on Penelope Umbrico’s 5,377,183 Suns from Flickr (2009). Sutcliffe talks about the antecedents and implications of Umbrico’s feat of photographic appropriation, based on a search for the most common subject on Flickr.Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? In January 2010, during SFMOMA’s three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks — 7.5 minutes or less! — on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it “manic splendor“ — and it was. You can view all of the talks on The Anniversary Show exhibition page. Or look for them here, on Open Space.